Dr. Michael Hanifen, DC

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Dr. Michael Hanifen, DC
Dr. Michael Hanifen, B.S., D.C. An exceptionally talented Chiropractor whose passion and personality help every patient achieve a level of health and ease sought after by so many. As a Chiropractor, Air Force Veteran and member of the community he feels a duty to help everyone achieve their personal health care goals. Chiropractic Techniques Gonstead Diversified Thompson Drop Activator Education 2004 - Total Solutions GraduateChiropractic Leadership AllianceCertificate: Surface Electromyography (sEMG) and Thermography interpretation & analysis 2000-2004 – Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IADegree: Doctor of ChiropracticGraduated with a 3.5 GPA 2000-2002 – Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IADegree: Bachelor of ScienceGraduated with a 3.69 GPA 1991-1996 – Community College of the Air ForceDegree: Associates in Applied ScienceGraduated with a 3.6 GPA Professional Experience 2006- Present: Owner/President, North Star Chiropractic Wellness Center, LLC 2004 - 2006: Independent Chiropractor The Hill Clinic, A Chiropractic Office Anchorage, AK 2003 – 2004 – Top Student Doctor Palmer College Main Clinic Davenport, IA 2003 – Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinic Abroad Salvador, Brazil Adjusted 170 Brazilians in a 4 Days 1991 – 2000 – Honorable Discharge, United States Air Force (USAF) University Service/ Special Training: 2000 – 2003 - Top Radiology Intern, Palmer College of Chiropractic Gross Anatomy I, Lead Lab Assistant, Palmer College of Chiropractic Renaissance Patient Education Teacher / Mentor (300 hours) America Reads and Junior Achievement Teacher / Mentor Awards and Distinctions 2002 – 2004 - Dean's and President's Honor List, Palmer College of Chiropractic 2004 – Palmer College, Clinical Excellence Award nominee 2000 – 2001 - All-American Scholar Collegiate Award Recipient 1991 – 2000 - 2 Air Force Commendation Medals, 2 Air Force Achievement Medals, 3 Outstanding Unit Awards, 2 Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, 2 AF Longevity Service Awards, NCO Professional Military Education Graduate, M-16 Rifle marksman, AF Training Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal 1996 – Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School, Eielson AFB, Alaska Licensures & Certifications US National Board Certified; Chiropractic Alaska State Chiropractic License CPR as Professional Rescuer, Community CPR, and Community First Aid and Safety. Association & Memberships World Chiropractic Alliance Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Member & Ambassador Chiropractic Leadership Alliance Alaska Chiropractic Society Palmer College of Chiropractic International Alumni Association Palmer College of Chiropractic Student Alumni Foundation International Pediatric Chiropractic Association

North Star Chiropracitc Wellness Center, LLC

12201 Industry Way Ste 4

Anchorage, AK 99515

Contact Information

(907) 337-7463

Dr. Michael Hanifen, DC

Dr. Michael Hanifen, DC

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Premera Blue Cross

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Care Philosophy

It is the mission of North Star Chiropractic to improve as many lives as possible through the correction of the vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). Our intention is to help our practice members achieve optimal health and wellness through chiropractic adjustments. By correcting nervous system interference we enable people to maximize their full innate intelligence therefore maximizing their full human potential. We intend to educate our practice members allowing them the empowerment to take charge of their health.

Because having a subluxation free spine and nervous system is an essential component of optimum health, my vision and mission is to serve the community by promoting optimum wellness and health.

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  • Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Sports Medicine
  • Electromyography
  • Massage Therapy
  • Pediatric Chiropractic
  • Thermography

Board Certifications

Dr. Hanifen does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Wrist Injuries


  • Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique
  • Chiropractic Adjustment
  • Chiropractic Subluxation Adjustments
  • Pediatric Chiropractic Adjustment
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Palmer College Of Chiropractic
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Palmer College Of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated 2004

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Hanifen's Reviews

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Dr. Hanifen's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
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Amazing experience Dr. Hanifen is the most thorough Dr. I've ever been too!!!! Highly recommend.
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